Results 21 entries found

Monday, April 1, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Court orders complainant's bill dismissed in Todd v. Ware, and defendant is to have costs expended. In Stephen T. Logan v. Carter, Logan gets judgment for $373.50. If judgment is not satisfied in 60 days, master-in-chancery is to sell property. Robert Irwin v. Joshua F. Speed et al., partition suit, in which Logan & Lincoln appear for complainant, is decided in their favor.Record.

Tuesday, April 2, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Claim of Logan & Lincoln for $12.50 against estate of Barton Moore for drawing up petition to sell real estate and writing deed is paid by Eli C. Blankenship.Probate Court Files.]

Wednesday, April 3, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

Tazewell Circuit Court convenes. David Davis, Bloomington attorney who travelled Eighth Circuit in spring of 1844, wrote: "Politics rage now hereabouts. . . . The first day of every court is occupied with political speaking, usually by an Elector on each side of politics, each person generally taking some three or four hours. . . . Lincoln is the best stump speaker in the State."David Davis Papers, Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, Springfield, IL.

Thursday, April 4, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

Cromwell and McNaughton v. Hewitt and Davenport is continued with alias summons against Davenport to county of Woodford. Leonard appears for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant. Defendants default in May v. Greene and Loose and court declares patent issued to them null and void. Logan & Lincoln appear for plaintiff.Record.

Saturday, April 6, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL and Peoria, IL.

Lincoln leaves Circuit Court in afternoon, arriving in Peoria at sundown. Notice is given of his speech to Clay Club at court house at 7:30. In spite of severe rain, room is half filled to hear his two-hour address.Peoria Register, 19 April 1844.

[Mrs. Lincoln draws $46.50 in housekeeping money, evidently mainly for house furnishings.Irwin Ledger.]

Monday, April 8, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

Lincoln writes answer in Moore v. Davis; he writes and files Davis' affidavit.Photocopy.

Lincoln, Baker, and Calhoun make two speeches each in Tazewell County before they move on to Woodford Circuit Court at Hanover.Register, 19 April 1844.

Wednesday, April 10, 1844.+-

Tremont, IL.

Order of court in Thorp v. Doolittle, written by Lincoln, is filed in Tremont.Photocopy.

Thursday, April 11, 1844.+-

Hanover, IL.

Woodford Circuit Court opens two-day term. Arnold and Blair v. Richardson is dismissed by agreement at cost of Arnold. Jury finds for defendant in Robinson v. Cassel. Lincoln appears for plaintiff in first case and defendant in second. In Boggs v. Overton, trespass, Davis and Colton appear for plaintiff and Lincoln for defendant.Record.

He writes and files pleas for Overton, rejoinder, and affidavit.Photocopy.

Friday, April 12, 1844.+-

Hanover, IL.

Lincoln wins Boggs v. Overton when jury finds for defendant. He appears for defendants in Pillsbury and Alexander v. Baker and Sunderland. Case is continued at cost of defendants.Record.

Saturday, April 13, 1844.+-

Peoria, IL.

In broadside issued in Peoria April 9, 1844, Democrats announce that John Calhoun is sorry he was not present to reply to Lincoln's speech April 6, 1844. Lincoln on receiving copy of broadside resolves to reply to Calhoun's speech this evening at court house. Learning that Lincoln is present, Calhoun speaks until 11:30. Whigs call for Lincoln and he replies.Peoria Register, 19 April 1844.

Sunday, April 14, 1844.+-

En route to Bloomington, IL?

Monday, April 15, 1844.+-

En route to Bloomington, IL?

[McLean County Circuit Court opens three-day term. Lincoln's account is charged $5.25 for merchandise.Irwin Ledger.]

Tuesday, April 16, 1844.+-

En route to Bloomington, IL?

[Lincoln's account is charged $3.75 "for balance on lamps." Mrs. Lincoln is buying furnishings for new home.Irwin Ledger.]

Monday, April 22, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Logan & Lincoln, representing plaintiffs in James Fassett & Co. v. Blackwell, file summons against defendant in U.S. District Court. They ask $5,000 damages for their clients. Lincoln signs for Logan & Lincoln in judgment docket, indicating that judgment of $341 in Lane and Webb v. Edwards is paid in full. ["Lincoln and Calhoun have returned from Tazewell. Our people are in the best spirits there. So far as we learnt, Lincoln never left Calhoun on any one occasion, that he did not make him hang down his under lip."Record. S. Francis to J. J. Hardin, John J. Hardin Papers, Chicago History Museum, Chicago, IL.]

Tuesday, April 23, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln & Logan and wives convey lot on Adams Street between Fourth and Fifth Streets to Charles Dresser for $300. This is part payment on Lincoln's home at Eighth and Jackson.ISLA—Papers, 1925, 34.

Wednesday, April 24, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

Lincoln writes Rowland, Smith & Co. concerning collections from Francis, Allen & Stone. Refusing to handle their real estate business, he recommends "Isaac S. Britton, a trust-worthy man, & one whom the Lord made on purpose for such bussiness."Abraham Lincoln to Rowland, Smith & Company, 24 April 1844, CW, 1:335.

Thursday, April 25, 1844.+-

Clinton, IL.

Judge Treat opens two-day session of DeWitt Circuit Court. Lincoln's suit to collect on note for $200 given him in defending Spencer Turner for murder in 1840 is continued by consent. On Lincoln's motion, McDowall v. Duncan et al. is continued with leave to commissioners to execute order made September 29, 1843. In Peters v. Martin, for complainant, Lincoln moves continuance with leave for commissioner to execute prior decree.Record.

Friday, April 26, 1844.+-

Clinton, IL.

[Mrs. Lincoln is dressing up yard as well as house. Lincoln's account is charged 50¢ for "balance on account" and $1 for spade.Irwin Ledger.]

Sunday, April 28, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

On back of bill for divorce, Lincoln pens note to H. M. Vandeveer, clerk of Christian Circuit Court. Complainant, Andrew Jackson Wilson, charges his wife with adultery, man named Taylor named corespondent. Lincoln asks that "Taylor's christian name" be filled in, bill filed, and subpoena issued.Abraham Lincoln to Horatio M. Vandeveer, 28 April 1844, CW, 1:336.

Monday, April 29, 1844.+-

Springfield, IL.

[Champaign Circuit Court convenes for two-day term at Urbana.]

Tuesday, April 30, 1844.+-

Urbana, IL.

Lincoln appears for complainant and Fell for defendant in State Bank v. Mitchell et al. After argument, report and sale of property are disapproved. Commissioners are ordered to pay back to William P. Withers purchase money and execute earlier decree. Withers presents his bill of exceptions, and case is continued.Record.